3 Hassle-Free Meals to Impress Your Friends

3 Hassle-Free Meals to Impress Your Friends

Sitting down to a tasty meal is a communal experience, and empanadas have a long standing tradition of being the versatile dish that brings friends and family together. The next time you entertain, why not use Quebracho Empanadas to create a hassle–free meal? Here are three tasty accompaniments to our delicious and easy to prepare frozen empanadas. We’re sure your friends will love sitting down to these tasty meals. And if you want to tell them you made the empanadas from scratch, that will be our little secret.

Dips and Sauces Galore

We know everyone has different tastes. Gather your friends to try out many different dipping sauces with their empanadas so everyone has a chance to figure out their favorite flavor combo! 

Here are some ideas to start:

  • Ajícriollo, an Ecuadorian hot sauce perfect for anyone who likes a kick of heat.
  • Curtido is a salsa of tomato and onions marinated in lime juice. Scoop up a little with each bite of your empanada!
  • Avocados are a common accompaniment to empanadas. A creamy avocado sauce will be great for guests who enjoy rich plant-based flavors.
  • Chimichurri is a classic herbaceous dipping sauce that usually includes parsley, oregano, garlic, chili flakes, oil, and vinegar. 

Remember that you don’t have to stick to Latin accoutrements! Since empanadas are so versatile they’ll taste good dipped in nearly anything.

Stick to Finger Foods

Empanadas are the perfect snack, meal, appetizer…the list goes on! Nothing says you have to serve them as the main dish at your gathering. If you’re not interested in cooking a sit-down meal, why not focus on hors d’oeuvres? Quebracho’s empanadas come in three flavors, so you’re already off to a great start. With near-limitless finger food options you can stick to a theme or just make your favorite small bites. You can take your finger foods international or stick with Argentinian food; just don’t forget the alfajores for dessert!

Cook Up An Argentinian Asado

An asado is a gathering centered around grilling and eating a variety of meats. Now, we admit this option isn’t completely hassle-free, but it will definitely impress anyone you invite! Asados are generally fueled by a fire consisting of a specific hardwood (from the quebracho tree – hence our name!) that will impart flavor into the meat, but you shouldn’t limit yourself; use any kind of grill to cook your meal. It may not be completely authentic, but isn’t your asado really about connecting with family and friends over good food – whatever that looks like to you? 

You can really make this meal your own by choosing your favorite meats. Beef, pork, chicken, and sausages are all fair game. Guests can snack on empanadas while the asador tends the grill. Family and friends can contribute by bringing a bottle of wine that will pair nicely with the food.

With these delicious ideas, we hope you go forth and plan a great gathering with your loved ones! Don’t forget to pick up Quebracho Empanadas at your nearest co-op or grocer! 

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